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Koa. That is all...

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by TRfromMT, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
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  2. dartfrogger

    dartfrogger Basic Member Basic Member

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  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Can you guys tell if CRK bookmatches the pieces for the inserts?
     
  4. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Koa is one of my favorite tonewoods for accoustic guitars - I have a pair of Taylors (6 & 12 string) in Tasmanian Blackwood, which is a relative of Koa. Very glad to see this species on CRK's.
     
  5. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    Jeeeesse ......Lone Wolf... the cycle and the table too! Congrats!! Ditto on the Koa Guitars too OM!
     
  6. dbla

    dbla Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2012
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    I picked up this little gem down in Atlanta.
     
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  7. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I said farewell to this little pretty today.......

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  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Might have known you would have the Holy Trinity of Koa ... beautiful ...

    I love my Koa Taylor guitar also ... not only gorgeous but has a beautiful full tone to it :thumbsup: ... now I just have to save to get a custom McPherson in Koa
     
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  9. Medic00

    Medic00 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 4, 2018
    I’ve got a beautiful LH Mnandi in Koa with Raindrop Damascus. They are amazing for sure. The tones the wood takes on and the way it refracts light are crazy. Not sure if I’ll be keeping it though, can’t get used to the LH.
     
  10. newdebate

    newdebate

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    May 10, 2014
    Bob Taylor began to reforest over 500 acres of grazed land on the Big Island. The Koa could be harvestable in 30 years; volcanos permitting.
     
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  11. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 9, 2018
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    Grips by Death Of All Things (DOAT)
     
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  12. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    What did you use to finish the Koa? It sure made it come to life!!!
     
  13. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    84
    May 9, 2018
    bart1, It's stabilized and I think Ryan used a white buffing compound. I can ask him if you want. Ed Caffrey talked about using TruOil.
     
  14. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    Sure is a night and day difference in the before and after!!! I would think it would have to be stabilized to buff to that gloss!! 3D stuff indeed! Thanks, Bart
     
  15. arourasphere

    arourasphere Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Resurrecting this thread since I just found it. I was lucky enough to get a Koa Mnandi at Blade this year. My first year going to Blade and it did not disappoint. I will second what gastonian and medic said about the grain though. It seems to almost shimmer as you move it back and forth in the light, and most pictures don't even come close to doing it justice. This is the first knife I have ever owned that I am struggling to decide if I should carry it or not. It has only been out of the box to be fondled a couple of times since Blade.

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  16. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    Just had to get in on the fun with my large! IMG_6907.JPG
     
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  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    In a lineup of 10 to pick from, I'd take that one!
     
  18. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    Thanks, it is really nice, and one of the few safe queens I have. I just got a user "P" to EDC. Can't wait to see how ATS34 performs. Bart
     
  19. skivic

    skivic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 8, 2012


    I need this lefty!!!!!
     

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